Honours Degree of Bachelor of Languages

Turn high-achieving into a higher degree

There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions about languages no one else has asked. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and subject knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Our prerequisite for honours study is at least a credit standard in a specified major. Applications are called for by Departments/Disciplines in October and November each year.

 What will you do?

  • Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
  • Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
  • Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.

Further details on Honours are available from Schools and Disciplines in the Faculty. 

  • Showcase your abilities with a Honours degree
  • Take your knowledge to the next level and get the employment edge
  • Study at a university consistently ranked in the top 1% worldwide

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH071
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July (subject to availability)
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3BH071

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Interpreter / Translator, Language Recovery Program Officer, Linguist, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, NGO Policy Officer, Communications Officer, Community Development Officer, Community Outreach Worker, Parliamentary Adviser, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Cultural Heritage Officer, Diplomatic corps, Public Servant, ESL Teacher, TESOL Teacher, Teacher, Tour Guide, Tourism, UN Human Rights Officer, Human Resource Manager, Indigenous Language Revitalisation Project Officer ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Related Degrees

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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021